A generous, peaceful oasis. Sandy and Gary have oodles of local information on places to visit, eat and walk – with OS maps on loan. Your big ground floor room, in its own barn, has bright fabrics, a king-size bed and stable doors to the courtyard; there are self-catering guests on-site too. Relax in the hot tub in the wildflower meadow, bask on sun loungers, wander by the ponds and watch the ducks’ antics; the central courtyard is fairy-lit at night. Scrumptious locally sourced breakfasts are served in the dining chalet surrounded by birdsong. Tai-chi in the meadow, reiki and reflexology in the Serpentine Sanctuary… bliss.